Rajiv Ayyangar is the Co-founder and CEO of Tandem, a desktop app for distributed teams that simulates a “virtual office”, allowing users to see who’s around, what they are working on, talk and collaborate in one click.

Rajiv studied bioengineering at Princeton and subsequently worked at Fairchild and Yahoo. He’s also a rock climbing, classical piano player and probably an expert on blind wine tasting.

In this episode we cover:

  • 00:00 – Byldd – MVP Development Agency Based in New York
  • 01:12 – Intro
  • 02:45 – How Did Remote/Hybrid Work Affect Tandem’s Team
  • 04:51 – Building Tandem
  • 06:48 – Tandem’s App Changes Before Vs After COVID-19
  • 08:31 – How Are Tandem Helping Build A Trusting Workplace
  • 10:51 – The Secret Of The Successful Hybrid Teams
  • 13:40 – Ways Of Working And Their Evolvement
  • 17:47 – Tandem’s Plans To Support Remote/Hybrid Work
  • 19:27 – Trends On VR Work Space
  • 21:09 – What SaaS Founders Should Consider Before Hiring Remotely or In Person
  • 23:03 – Tandem in Terms of Size Today
  • 23:35 – Rajiv’s Favorite Activity To Get Into a Flow State
  • 23:58 – Rajiv’s Piece of Advice for His 25 Years Old Self
  • 23:53 – Rajiv’s Biggest Challenges at Tandem
  • 27:06 – Instrumental Resources for Rajiv’s Success
  • 28:30 – What Does Success Means for Rajiv Today
  • 29:15 – Get In Touch With Rajiv

Get In Touch With Rajiv:

Rajiv’s e-mail

Rajiv’s Twitter


Tandem’s Newsletter

Y Combinator

Tag Us & Follow:




More About Akeel:



More SaaS Podcast Sessions

Learn About Our SaaS Consulting

How To Value Your SaaS Company


Understanding Hybrid-Remote Work & Building Trust In A Virtual Office with Rajiv Ayyangar # 179

Rajiv Ayyangar is the Co-founder and CEO of Tandem, a desktop app for distributed teams that simulates a “virtual office”, allowing users to see who’s around, […]

How PR Strategies Support SaaS Exits with Lindsey Groepper #178

Lindsey Groepper is the president at BLASTmedia, a national B2B SaaS PR agency that takes a holistic approach to PR. Lindsey is responsible for new business […]

How AI Powers Cloud Automation & Help To Reduce Cloud Costs with Leon Kuperman #177

Leon Kuperman is the CTO of CAST AI, a platform that increases your SaaS company’s profit margin without additional work. They cut your cloud bill in […]

Net Dollar Retention: The One Metric SaaS Companies Should Focus On with Firaas Rashid #176

Firaas Rashid is CEO and founder of Hook, a predictive data platform that empowers Customer Success teams. Hook is transforming B2B SaaS by providing accurate revenue […]

Organic Growth Acceleration For Your B2B Saas Company with George Chasiotis #175

George Chasiotis is the Managing Director of MINUTTIA, an organic growth acceleration agency for B2B SaaS companies. George started out as an independent marketing consultant but […]

Reinventing Workforce Health Management in the MedTech SaaS Space with Benjamin Crevant #174

Benjamin Crevant is the Co-Founder and CEO of MyC MedTech, a compliant tool for companies to manage health data, medical check-ups and remote medical sites, worldwide. […]

How The Future of Work Is Set to Impact SMB Platforms with Pedram Afshar #173

Pedram Afshar is the Co-Founder & CEO of Amaka, a tech startup specialized in accounting integrations and business daily data automation. Started in 2015, Amaka now […]

How to Convert More SaaS Users Using Video Reviews with Adam O’Leary # 172

Adam O’Leary is the Co-Founder of TrustScout, a video testimonial capture tool that helps their customers get video reviews in a fast, simple and automated way. […]

Bootstrapping A 7-Figure ARR SaaS With Only 2 People Using PLG with Esben Friis-Jensen # 171

Esben is the Co-founder and CGO at Userflow, which offers the fastest and most user friendly onboarding flow builder for SaaS/Online businesses on the market. Prior […]

How to Master the Perfect B2B Pricing Strategy for Your SaaS with Marcos Rivera # 170

Marcos Rivera is the Founder & CEO of PRICING I/O, a company that helps growth-stage B2B SaaS companies design the right pricing, shifting from guesswork to […]

How to Leverage Security To Close Faster Enterprise Deals for Your SaaS Company with Girish Redekar # 169

Girish Redekar is the CEO & Co-Founder of Sprinto.com, a company that helps SaaS companies become SOC-2 compliant, close enterprise deals faster and pass vendor security […]

Live SaaS Website Teardown for Optimizing Copy and UX for Improving Conversions with Christopher Silvestri # 168

Christopher is a Conversion Alchemist at Conversion Alchemy, which means he brings copywriting, user experience and digital psychology together to help businesses understand how their visitors […]